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Funding innovation, easier said than done: Explaining the gap between theory and action

Publication date: 
02/01/2014

The words surround us: Innovate, prototype, fail fast, iterate – so why is it so hard to actually put these intentions for innovation into practice within our organizations?

Creating the change we want to see in the world requires unprecedented levels of innovation; but simply recognizing that we need to fund more innovative ideas and likely be more innovative ourselves is harder than it sounds.

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Confronting Commercial Sexual Exploitation and Sex Trafficking of Minors in the United States

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09/01/2013
Every day in the United States, children and adolescents are victims of commercial sexual exploitation and sex trafficking. The IOM and National Research Council studied these crimes as they affect U.S. citizens and lawful permanent residents of the United States under age 18. The IOM/NRC report offers recommendations concerning strategies for responding to commercial sexual exploitation and sex trafficking of minors in the United States, new legislative approaches, and a research agenda.
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New Opportunities for Interest-Driven Arts Learning in a Digital Age

Publication date: 
07/01/2013

Arts may be scare in many public schools, especially in disadvantaged communities. But outside school, one sees a "strinkingly different landscape," according to this report. Why? Digital technologies are offering young people new ways to engage in the arts on their own time and according to their own interests. The report describes the new technologies, young people's media use and a framework for thinking about "interest-driven" arts learning.

 

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Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA): Funding Opportunities for Philanthropy

Publication date: 
07/01/2013
Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals ("DACA") provides a unique opportunity for immigrant children and youth who have had to live in the shadows to become fuller members of our society. The implications—and opportunities—for philanthropy are significant and cut across multiple funding priority areas.
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Resources from Should Californians Welcome Social Impact Bonds?

Publication date: 
05/01/2013
Resources from the May 10, 2013 California Philanthropy (Southern California Grantmakers, Northern California Grantmakers and San Diego Grantmakers) and CalNonprofits California Policy Forum webinar on recent advancements related to Social Impact Bonds.

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